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The 2011-2012 Season
The Ornament of the World Jose Lemos, countertenor Ensemble Lipzodes
As New York City commemorates the tenth anniversary of 9/11, Salon/Sanctuary Concerts joins The Steven Wise Free Synagogue in recalling an era of unprecedented civic harmony among the three Abrahamic faiths in pre-Expulsion Spain. The Ornament of the World will feature acclaimed Brazilian countertenor Jose Lemos and medieval instrument ensemble Lipzodes in a concert of music from the period of the convivencia, sung in Hebrew, Castilian and Arabic. The event, inspired by the best-selling book The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in pre-Expulsion Spain, by Yale University Sterling Professor of Humanities Maria Rosa Menocal, will include a pre-concert lecture.
Saturday, September 17, 2011 7 pm pre-concert lecture 8 pm concert The Stephen Wise Free Synagogue 30 West 68th Street
Tickets will be available at the door, starting at 6:30 pm.
$25 ($15 Students/Seniors/EMA members)
Chamber Music of Royal France Juilliard415
Juilliard415 faculty member and harpsichordist Kenneth Weiss leads the ensemble in intimate masterworks from the age of Versailles. The elegant mirrored hall of the Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium provides the perfect setting for works of Clerambault, Couperin, Francouer, Marais and Rameau.
Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 8 pm The Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium 417 East 61st Street (between York and 1st Avenues)
From Lübeck to Leipzig Larry Long, organ
Works of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries, including Georg Böhm, Nicolaus Bruhns, and Dieterich Buxtehude.
Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 4 pm Church of the Epiphany 1393 York Avenue at 74th Street
Online ticketing for this event has ended. Tickets will be available at the door beginning at 3:30 pm Sunday.
From Ghetto to Palazzo Vocal Works of Salamone Rossi Hebreo Clarion Music Society
Back by popular demand, last season's sold-out concert of vocal works by the Jewish-Italian composer Salamone Rossi, (c. 1570 – 1630), will be performed by members of the Clarion Music Society. The concert will feature both liturgical works in Hebrew composed for the synagogue and secular Italian madrigals composed for the Gonzaga court.
Presenting the sacred music for clandestine services and the madrigals penned in the idiom of the dominant culture, the program will reflect upon the timeless balance between tradition and assimilation, so central to Jewish history.
Sunday, November 20, 2011 4 pm Congregation Shearith Israel Central Park West at 70th St.
Christo è nato Trefoil
The ancient themes of the Christmas season--Advent, Nativity, and Epiphany--find eloquent voice in this program of laude from 14th-century Italy.
Drew Minter, countertenor, harp & percussion Mark Rimple, countertenor, lute & psaltery Marcia Young, soprano & harps
Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 8 pm Church of the Epiphany 1393 York Avenue at 74th Street
Online sales have ended. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 7:30pm
A Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Special Event
Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 8 pm The Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium 417 East 61st Street (between First and York Avenues)
Internationally renowned actor MATTHEW MODINE and TONY nominee MELISSA ERRICO
"MORE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH"
A benefit for Americans United for Separation of Church and State
The CLARION SOCIETY with guest soloists soprano JESSICA GOULD and tenor KARIM SULAYMAN Stage Director ERICA GOULD
Protean genius and primary architect of the
Doctrine of Separation of Church and State, Jefferson was also an accomplished
violinist and four-year resident of Paris before he became our third
President. His romance with the married, Italian-born
painter/composer/musician Maria Cosway during his post as Minister Plenipotentiary
to France leaves a trove of letters which render the soundscape of the French
Revolution with startling precision.
Matthew Modine and Melissa Errico star in a dramatic presentation drawn from
the Jefferson/Cosway letters, intertwined with the performance of music
mentioned in their correspondence, including works by Sacchini, Hewitt, and
rarely heard compositions by Cosway herself.
A gala reception will follow the performance.
Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 8 pm The Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium 417 East 61st Street (between York and 1st Avenues)
Some discount student tickets for $35 may be available at the door.
Online sales have ended.
Tickets will be available at the door beginning at 7:30 pm while supplies last.
La Serenissima: Music of Venice and Her Others Jessica Gould, soprano; Daniel Swenberg, theorbo; Bradley Brookshire, organ The Rose of The Compass Ensemble Nina Stern, recorders & chalumeau: Ara Dinkjian, oud: Glen Velez, percussion
The Most Serene Republic maintained an extraordinary level of civil peace throughout its long reign as the dominant power of the Mediterranean. With an economic engine that thrived on diversity, an Arabic School, an Armenian Church, and Dalmatian colonies provided just a few of the non-western voices of the Venetian seicento. Motets of Strozzi, Rigatti, Cavalli, and Monteverdi performed in alteration with music of the Turkish, Armenian, and Dalmatian communities offer a window onto the Venetian mosaic.
Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 3 pm The Chapel of St. Bartholomew's 325 Park Avenue (at East 51st Street)
Online sales have ended. Some tickets may be available at the door beginning at 2:30pm.
Enjoy a WEEKEND IN ITALY!
Two-concert "Weekend Pass" includes:
Friday, Feb. 24th ~ Evolution of the Concerto Grosso -and- Sunday, Feb. 26th ~ Mary/Magdalene for the discount price of $30!
No longer available
The Evolution of the Concerto Grosso Juilliard415
Juilliard415 artistic director and master violinist Monica Huggett leads the ensemble in works of Boccherini, Muffat, Stradella, and van Wassenaer.
The performance will include the American premiere of Stradella, Concerto in D Major for 2 Violins, Lute, & Strings.
A wine and cheese reception will follow the concert.
Friday, February 24, 2012 at 8 pm The Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium 417 East 61st Street (between York and 1st Avenues)
Online sales have ended.
A limited number of tickets will be available at the door starting at 7:30pm.
Mary/Magdalene: Sacred Discoveries from The Age of Revolution
Jessica Gould, soprano & Meg Bragle, mezzo
The Salon/Sanctuary Chamber Ensemble
The Passion story as told by its female protagonists, as heard through recently discovered eighteenth-century repertoire by Ferrandini, Pergolesi, and Ristori.
Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 3 pm
The Church of the Epiphany 1393 York Avenue (at 74th Street)
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The Classical Romantic
Rufus Müller, tenor Cynthia Roberts, violin Allen Whear, cello Christoph Hammer, fortepiano
Four renowned artists perform works of Beethoven and those who came before and after, including Haydn & Kleinheinz.
Friday, March 23 at 8 pm The Liederkranz Club Concert Hall 6 East 87th Street, 3rd Floor
Online sales for this event have ended.
Tickets will be available at the door beginning at 7:30pm.
Members of Juilliard Baroque perform German and Bohemian masterworks in the intimate mirrored hall of The Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium. Music of J.S. Bach , C.P.E. Bach, Handel, Teleman, and Zelenka.
A wine and cheese reception will follow the performance.
Saturday, April 28 at 8 pm The Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium 417 East 61st Street (between York and 1st Avenues)
The Musical World of Ben Franklin
Julianne Baird, soprano Allen Whear, cello John Bailey, harpsichord Ed Mauger, narrator
Ben Franklin attended concerts and operas, promoted emerging American musicians, and invented a musical instrument that became the rage of Europe. “National Artistic Treasure” Julianne Baird brings his musical world to life in this program of music and readings.
This event is co-presented by The Fraunces Tavern® Museum. The performance will take place in the Museum's Flag Gallery.